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Lauren Rae Orsini


Lauren Rae Orsini is a web culture reporter who specializes in anime and the business of fandom. Her work has been published by Forbes and Business Insider.

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On Etsy, sellers guilty until proven innocent

Months after their Etsy store closed, these two sellers are still waiting for an explanation. 

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The top 10 most influential people on Pinterest in 2012

These power pinners helped Pinterest become the fastest growing social network of the year. 

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12 Days of Etsy: The Magic Sleigh’s adorable ornaments

Artisan Pamela Fleming has porcelain ornaments for every breed and pose. 

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12 Days of Etsy: Living Christmas ornaments

Like small worlds, the terrariums at Etsy shop Luludi Living Frames provide natural scenery without any of the upkeep.

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12 Days of Etsy: The art of holiday gift wrapping

Artisan Melissa Bilyeu sells crafty gift wrap and packaging kits that will prettify any present.

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4 reasons why Pinterest wins Thanksgiving

Pinterest’s official founding date is sometime in March 2010, when the site first went live. But five months before that came an equally important day—Thanksgiving.

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Etsy’s strangest Thanksgiving items

For starters, you and your dog totally need these hats.

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The sneaky way to earn online shopping discounts

Playing hard-to-get with online shopping sites can earn you more coupons.

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Can a march on the White House revive Kony 2012?

Invisible Children all but disappeared online after the massive viral success of Kony 2012. Will this Saturday’s Move:DC march at the White House return the group to the Internet spotlight?

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Christmas music spurs Facebook feud

Shoppers Drug Mart posted its decision to pull Christmas music from its stores on Facebook, spurring intense debate among users. 

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PSY accepts world record certificate for “Gangnam Style”

World Record Style!

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This piece of cardboard is better than your iPhone 5

It raises money for charity, and its battery life is amazing.

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Reports of voting machine bugs surface on social media

Multiple reports of voting machine mishaps have already begun surfacing on social media.

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Justin Bieber unknowingly stands up sick kids

Hospital staff should probably rethink their social media strategy after this blunder.

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Brony fandom commercial hits prime time tonight

The Brony Thank You Fund debuts its homemade video tonight on The Hub. 

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